Blub … Blub … Blub …

Kenneth Walsh has an article in U.S. News called “A Sinking Presidency.” Short version: Bush thinks he’s a cross between Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. He has an absolute confidence in himself and the rightness of his convictions. He thinks future generations will praise him and realize he is right. He’s bleeping nuts, in other words.

Everyone who works in the White House agrees with President Bush’s opinion of himself. The atmosphere in the West Wing is calm and serene. That’s because people in the White House are all living in the bubble and reinforcing each other’s delusions. The West Wing staff thinks the President is doing a heck of a job, and that his critics are wrong.

Most of the rest of the planet … disagrees.

See also The Carpetbagger.

9 thoughts on “Blub … Blub … Blub …

  1. That the White House is operating in a bubble isn’t news, but it is interesting that US News is reporting it now.

    It is refreshing to feel like the ‘establishment’ is catching on, and feels it’s now OK to talk about.

  2. I’m not sure how the White House convince this guy that alternative fuels are one of Bush’s longtime existing priorities.

    I mean, I know he brings it up like clockwork three months before every election, but he’s never done a damn thing about it.

  3. Steve Jobs was famous for his Reality Distortion Field, whereby he could convince anyone around him of his great ideas. Jobs has nothing on Bush and his large retinue of enablers, although apparently you still “can’t fool all the people all the time”.

  4. How about a mix between Walter Mitty and Don Quixote? The first book that he ever read, or was read to him, was probably..The Little Engine That Could

  5. Nope, no delusion here!

    “Setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments,”

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  7. Teh metaphor is imprecise. A ship that is rapidly taking on water sinks within the hour–not the interminable days, months, years this obscenely incompetent and criminal administration is taking to disappear from sight. Bush is more like a milignant cancer. It’s growing, yes, and it’s fatal, yes, but it may take a while before we put on black arm bands.

  8. One of the major weekly mags (Time?) has a cover story which features Bush with the headline “Resolved or Delusional?”. Is the question of his stability (if not sanity) finally being asked in the MSM?

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